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Newsagents tweeting about appalling treatment of our channel by Optus

Mark Fletcher
November 29th, 2013 · 9 Comments

optus-tweetSeveral newsagents have taken to Twitter this week to complain about the 25% margin cut being applied by Optus against small business newsagents. The more tweets the better for our campaign to get the telco giant to take notice.

it’s great to see newsagents engaged in a campaign like this. It’s disappointing, however, that newsagent associations have not hit social media to complain about the pay cut being meted out against us by Optus.

I am planning more tweets as I live in hope that one day Optus will realise that our channel is important to them and deserves better treatment.


Category: phone recharge

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 shauns // Nov 29, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    Finally received the email stating the 3% due to not reaching targets . What friggin targets ? know nothing about it .Surely some of you guys on here sell handsets and sim cards is there anyone out there on the 8% ?


  • 2 ED // Nov 29, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    If the dumb bastards had any idea they would offer us 8% to dump Telstra ””
    thats better than any call centre could do, the boofheads


  • 3 DAVID // Nov 30, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    We get 10% did the A N F deal well done AN F


  • 4 shauns // Nov 30, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    What deal David


  • 5 DAVID // Nov 30, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    Some 18 months a go. We are on telstra 8% boast 8%, hard cards gt iebara lyca 10%


  • 6 DAVID // Nov 30, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    aussie 47%


  • 7 Mark Fletcher // Nov 30, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    David Aussie went broke and was always going to given the crazy margin.


  • 8 DAVID // Nov 30, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    Still getting them off new owners 47 % as of monday


  • 9 Allan wickham // Nov 30, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    Slightly (very slightly) off topic, but seems as though it has strayed that way……I can’t remember when the last time I sold a calling card recharge that wasn’t a newsXpress phone card. The margin is fantastic, the customers come back time and time again and they just love the value it brings to them. I cashed in another two lots of freebies for customers today, they become very very loyal to it indeed.


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